Monday, 8 July 2019

Manic Monday at Ibrox - latest Rangers chaos in all its glory....


A crazy afternoon of chaos is underway at Ibrox, and we’ll now do our best to bring you all the updates in a bitesize chunk of digestible fun.

Here we go…

Jordan Rossiter’s departure is confirmed. A low-key exit to Fleetwood Town (at least it’s League One) is Rossiter’s loan destination. This kid will be loaned out till his contract expires. Rangers don’t want to waste money paying him (or anyone else) off so loans work till then.

Alfredo Morelos will travel to Gibraltar today – after Stevie’s admission of injury there were doubts the Colombian would even travel, but he does at least make up the squad.

Jamie Murphy has seen his Rangers chances diminish hugely after being predictably axed for tomorrow night and the return leg. Following his omission from the Oxford friendly, and participation instead in the reserves, his prognosis isn’t terribly positive.

He’s not alone though – Jon Flanagan was dumped too – a surprise move given his split form last season. This is a bad sign for Flanagan – Steven Gerrard appears to be confirming Flanagan is behind Andy Halliday as deputy for Borna Barisic.

And of course the biggest non-shock (but reported as the opposite) is the omission of Daniel Candeias. Good performance or not yesterday, Steven Gerrard has signed three wingers this pre-season – that’s not the act of a man happy with Candeias or any of his other wingers. Stevie is clearly overhauling his squad and Candeias, honourable performer though he is, will never be of the standard needed.

Last but not least, Greg Docherty’s inclusion in the squad suggests Stevie is being won over by the ex-Hamilton man. He was quick to put the 22-year old out on loan, but pre-season so far implies Docherty may have a big role to play this season. For Rangers.

A number of outlets also claiming Gerrard rejected Newcastle – we can’t verify the accuracy of this, but we’re not shocked that Stevie would want to stay at Ibrox with a building squad, burgeoning reputation and European football over the basket case at St James’.

Gerrard also cleared up the Ross McCrorie nonsense. Some claims about his loan having clauses in it – we were bewildered by all this, but he’s announced there is no clause, no stipulation – it’s a basic loan and that’s it.

We’re hoping today calms down after this….


14 comments:

  1. John Flanagan is only out because he needs an op that will keep him out for about 3 weeks

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  2. Reports are claiming Flanagan is out for 3 weeks after surgery

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  3. Flanagan report is true . Rossiter sorry but good luck son. Murphy intriguing cause he looked fit but plastic pitch !! Big bid for Morelos already in the pipeline West Ham China Rafa ...

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  4. I am gutted that Flano isn't in the Team as he's solid & takes no prisoners. But its an opp he requires then so he will cement his place once back fit & raring to go. Get well soon son.

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  5. I am gutted that Flano isn't in the Team as he's solid and takes no prisoners. But its an opp he requires then, so he will be out for roughly 3 weeks & let's hope barna gives us as good as Flano gives Our Team. Get Well Soon Flano cause We need You back in the Team.

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  6. John Flanagan has hardly been 'dumped'.

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  7. Also Candeias has a ban to serve

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  8. Flanagan report is true . Rossiter sorry but good luck son. Murphy intriguing cause he looked fit but plastic pitch !! Big bid for Morelos already in the pipeline West Ham China Rafa ...

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  9. Candeais would have been in before Docherty every day of the week if it wasn`t for the rules about including " home " players.He proved last season that he can play well in Europe something that Docherty has yet to do.You are factually incorrect about Flanagan and your comments about Murphy are uncalled for .Give the guy a chance to get fit before you condemn him to the scrapheap.

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  10. Need 2 go with weve got watp

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  11. Theres literally no attraction at Newcastle. Everyone knows the fat man is a poisonous character in and out of football. Then what else is there, competing to avoid relegation...

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    1. If he doesn't get off to good start or at very least win a cup this season he will be out of a job anyway, keeping Newcastle up ( with good chance of new owners) is not poison chalice some are making out.. There is a article where he talks up the managers job & fans at Newcastle so never say never,. Although I've always thought hell be in Scotland for 2 season max no matter what happens, either gets better offer closer to family or sacked

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  12. Murphy was never going to start his season off on a plastic pitch, Flanagan is injured, believe Candeias is banned. But you may be right about Docherty.

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